Robert Gordon University (RGU) is a campus university based in the heart of the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Students have the best of both worlds as they live and study in a safe but cosmopolitan city, whilst taking full advantage of the green spaces and exceptional facilities on campus.
RGU has excellent graduate outcomes, and was 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for employability, with 97.6% of graduates finding employment within six months of graduation (HESA published 2018). Further, the university is ranked 27th globally for its graduate employability rate (QS World University Rankings 2018). It has been awarded a gold rating – the highest accolade – in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which places it in the top 20% of UK universities.
Garthdee Campus is situated in open parkland next to the River Dee in Aberdeen. RGU has invested GBP 120 million into the modern campus, which has state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities for art, design, computing, IT, engineering, health & sciences and media. Some of the cutting-edge facilities students have access to include a Moot Court to sharpen their legal skills and a Dynamic Advanced Response Training (DART) drilling simulator providing real world scenario training. RGU Sport also includes a pool, climbing wall, three gyms and other facilities, open to students who wish to enjoy them recreationally, as well as those studying related courses.
All students are part of RGU’s Student Union, a chance to be part of the university’s close-knit community. The Student Union hosts activities, events, clubs, societies, student media and projects around volunteering and raising money. An example is RGU GoGreen Society who promote environmental awareness and provide training on the topic. Students have the opportunity to develop beyond their academic degree and have excellent prospects after graduation, evidenced by RGU being placed 5th in the UK for graduate salary prospects (The Economist 2017).